Roti (rustic Indian flat bread)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 165.0
  • Total Fat: 11.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 63.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 2.2 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    100g (3 1/2 oz) chapatti flour or half wholewheat and half plain flour, plus extra for rolling
    salt (optional)
    about 50-60ml (2-2 1/2 floz) cold water
    2 tsp vegetable oil (optional)


Makes about 4 small Rotis

Mix the flour with the salt (if using) in a bowl.

Drizzle over most of the wet ingredients and get stuck in with your hands. You may not need all the water as flour absords different amounts, depending on its age and the moisture content in the air.

Knead for 6-7 minutes as you would any dough, adding extra water if necessary, until it comes together. The finished dough should spring back at a touch and be easy to roll out. If possible, leave to rest for about 30 minutes, covered, in a warm place (this produces a softer bread)

Divide into 4 equal portions and using your hands, roll firmly into balls. Keep one and cover the rest.

Flatten slightly, dip each side into the extra four to stop it sticking and roll out into thin 12cm (5") circles.

Heat a non-stick frying pan until very hot. Toss the bread from one hand to another to remove the excess flour and place into the pan.

Lower the heat to moderate and cook until brown and small blisters appear on the underside. Turn over and cook until brown and blistering again.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHIRHPP.

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  • Thanks for the recipe. I love roti with curried chicken. One of my favorite dishes. - 10/17/08

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  • This is great with homemade hummus or similar dip.
    I also serve it with soup.
    - 4/6/08

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  • I made these for my family. Added chopped garlic to the dough and rolled them thicker and fried them in a little butter.
    Tey LOVED them!!
    - 4/2/08

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  • I haven't had roti in almost 20 years and miss it so much! Thanks for the recipe, will try it soon! - 3/25/08

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  • its great alternatve for a diet plan..but i want to know the calorie value if we exclude salt and oil and also use only whole wheat flour - 3/19/08

    Reply from SHIRHPP (12/15/08)
    I have now added the 2nd recipe without salt and oil and only using whole wheat flour

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